Friday Quotes: Moving On

Friday, May 31, 2013

Wear It Your Way With Wacoal

I am not a 'fashionista' per se. For my everyday clothing I favor comfortable and simple attire. But once in a while I want to feel seductive by showing some skin. Here are three fashionable outfits I would love to wear once in a while.

Off shoulder tops. Simple yet sexy. Quite comfortable too.

Plunging neck-line dress. Subtle sexiness. Love it!

See-through lace tops. Well, I need some courage to wear this.

The only way I can pull wearing these off is by the help of a versatile undergarment. Thanks to Wacoal, they have a vast line of undergarments for women of any age and for any purpose. And for the three outfits I would love to wear I will choose this 'wear it your way' bra from Wacoal. It has multi-way strap for my off shoulder top, seamless and increased coverage cup for my see-through lace tops and underwire to give fullness when I wear my plunging neck-line dress. 

Someday I will be able to post my pictures wearing my fashionable outfits with the help of Wacoal. You just wait.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Never forget to be grateful for everything given to you. Be reminded and always be thankful. Here goes....

  1. Watched Fast & Furious 6 with my daughter and my friend Dinah and her son.
  2. Energen Family Run last Sunday was fun.
  3. Bonding with my superfriends at Bonifacio High Street because our zumba party was cancelled.
  4. Thank you Lord for the answered prayer. I have one more and I am crossing my fingers.
  5. Aily turns 1 yesterday. She grows fast and cuter. 
  6. I love my new zumba's killing me!
  7. My husband being his sweetest and making efforts to see me inspite of our work schedule.
  8. New movie downloads.
  9. Excited for our annual family swimming party at Rona's place this Saturday.
  10. I am now on level 79 of Candy Crush Saga! hahahaha  

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While You Weren't Here

Saturday, May 25, 2013

While You Weren't Here 

While you weren’t here
I cried every night
A million tears fell
Still my heart wasn’t right

While you weren’t here
I did what I could
Hoping against hope
My decisions were good

While you weren’t here
I gained some in age
Things just went on
And life turned a page

While you weren’t here
I just tried to go on
Knowing what didn’t kill me
Would only make me strong

While you weren’t here
A whole lot got changed
My life became different
My world rearranged

While you weren’t here
I had to learn to be alone
To stand on my two feet
To make my own home

So that’s where I am now
At this stage of my life
Still scared and alone
Still coping with strife

And oh how I wish that
Things could be different
That I could go back
To a time in the past

To a time before
You weren’t here

~ Janet Michael

Time Out with Friends

My Dream Summer Trip

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Summer is almost over and I want to cry. I haven't done any summer-y activities such as swimming and traveling. I did fun runs and hike a mountain, but that wasn't enough. I want to climb another mountain before the rainy season greet me. We haven't had our annual swimming party with the family. And my dream of an Ilocos Summer Trip wasn't happening! My budget was not allowing it. Sigh. I do feel the heat but I wasn't getting enough sun. I wish summer would last longer.  

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Never forget to be grateful for everything given to you. Be reminded and always be thankful. Here goes....

  1. Free movie this Friday...Fast and Furious 6!
  2. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1...finally we met. I gave you as a gift to my daughter but, of course, we both know that you're OURS.
  3. Me and my husband rediscovering QC Circle.
  4. Puchu-puchung fun run at QC
  5. Me and my daughter's shopping spree yesterday. More clothes, shoes and bags for her coming school year. 
  6. Birthdays at the office = free food.
  7. My new the songs.
  8. Resolving some 'family issues' with minimum fuss...we can do this!
  9. Enrolled for a new zumba class.
  10. Movie watching and book reading, keeping me away from worries.  

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Will Watch Fast & Furious 6 For Free

Yes! My road will lead me into watching the 6th installment of the Fast and Furious. Thanks to Nuffnang and Kettle Korn for bringing this event. I failed to see Vin Diesel in person when he visited the Philippines. But at least I will watch his movie. 

Puchu-Puchung Fun Run

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Puchu-puchu - a slang word use to describe a mediocre performance.

That is how I would describe our recent fun run via 'Huling Hirit sa Tag-Init sa Kyusi' held at QC Circle. The run was organized by Blue Concept. It was poorly organized. Maybe they lack in promotion because the participants are less than fifty. Registration fee doesn't include singlets. They gave us a bib without a timing chip, so we don't have a way of knowing our official time. The claiming of the bib was done on the actual date of the event. Both 10K and 6K category run at the same time. They gave awards to the 10K top finishers but not on the 6K category. I never made it to the top, of course, but I know that two of my friends did. There were few booths for the sponsors. They gave away puchu-puchung finisher shirt too. But I like the finisher medal. I clock in at 55 minutes for the 6K category, by the way.

Nevertheless, I was with my friends and my husband. We just made the most of what was laid in front of us and enjoyed our time together. 

And here are my loots....

Music Monday #022: Zedd

Monday, May 20, 2013

I can't seem to get over this song. I love it. I relate pretty well with the lyrics it's depressing me. This is for you...

High dive into frozen waves 
where the past comes back to life 
Fight fear for the selfish pain 
And it's worth it every time 
Hold still right before we crash 
Cause we both know how this ends 
our clock ticks till it breaks your glass 
And I drown in you again 

Cause you are the piece of me 
I wish I didn't need 
Chasing relentlessly 
Still fight and I don't know why 

If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy 
If our love's insanity why are you my clarity 

walk on through a red parade 
And refuse to make amends 
It cuts deep through our ground 
And makes us forget all common sense 
Don't speak as I try to leave 
Cause we both know what we'll choose 
If you pull, then I'll push too deep 
And I'll fall right back to you 

Cause you are the piece of me 
I wish I didn't need 
Chasing relentlessly 
Still fight and I don't know why 

If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy 
If our love's insanity why are you my clarity 

...Why are you my clarity 
...Why are you my remedy 
...Why are you my clarity 
...Why are you my remedy 

If our love is tragedy why are you my remedy 
If our love's insanity why are you my clarity

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Friday Letters

Friday, May 17, 2013


Dear Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Finally we met! You are one gorgeous gadget. I know having you will mean additional expenses but I know you're worth it. I'll just look at my daughter's sparkling eyes. She love her new gift so much she won't stop thanking me. Dear Daughter, You are welcome. We both know you needed the tablet anyways. And you know you deserve it. I promised you a gift after you passed your PUPCET so there you go.  Dear Husband, Thank you for the sweetest date last Mother's Day. And thank you for everyday sweetness. Just take it easy on the liquor, will you? Napapadalas eh. You always find an excuse to drink. I don't like you when you drink. Dear Sister, Kaya mo yan! I know times are the toughest these days but you can make it. The whole family can survive this crisis. And of all people, I know you are the strongest. Just remember that Ate will always be here. Dear Summer, I don't have enough of you yet. I want you to last longer. I know that the heat is overrated but I prefer that than wet, cold things (sound like Bella of Twilight). I want to do more things outdoor. I want to run more. I want to climb another mountain. I want to go places. I tend to hibernate when it rains. Please, please last longer. Dear Money, Why are you being difficult? You never tend to stay. I just had you and then you disappear instantly. I need to find an extra income. Not for me but for my family. They need me and I am not helping. Sigh....

Finally! Yehey!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I finally bought the tablet of my dreams! An exaggeration of course. I just bought a tablet that my daughter and I will share. We first agreed that a Coby Kyros 10" would be enough for us. It's cheap but the features are quite remarkable. Well, that's what I thought. When I examine the actual item it fail all my requirements. The quality of the camera is poor. It doesn't have a working Office System. And the applications are outdated. It is only good for browsing. And of course, Ipad is out of the question. I would never purchase any Apple product again after my sad experience with an Ipod Touch. I felt that I've been robbed. It's (almost) disposable. So frustrating. So here's what I decided to buy. Well, it's the one I wanted all along but the price is quite expensive. But if you examine the features it's actually worth it. Plus I get it via Buy-Now-Pay-Later promo in a 12-months 0% interest. Plus an extended warranty of two years for only P1,000.00 (payed in installment also) that covers everything, except when it got lost or wet. And it's the latest edition that works on Android Jelly Bean. Here is my (ours, I mean) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1.


Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Never forget to be grateful for everything given to you. Be reminded and always be thankful. Here goes....

  1. Mother's day greetings, whether personal, thru text, facebook or twitter. But the most special is the one from my daughter.
  2. Coffee date with my husband at Tully's sweet!
  3. Last Monday's election went smoothly on our city. No violence reported. And I was lucky that the line at my voting precinct was organized and fast. By past 9am I was already done
  4. Most of my senatorial bets didn't make it but I still have high hopes for those who made it (crossing my fingers and praying).
  5. Candy Crush Saga....addictive! 
  6. Rains started, easing the heat a little. I'm thankful but not enthusiastic since I don't have my fill of summer yet. 
  7. My guardian angel. If not for her I may have broken every bone in my body because of my 'accident'.
  8. Family weekend movie marathon.
  9. Kulitan moments with the kids.
  10. I am thankful for my friend who is suffering from cancer but still with high hopes for a future. She is an inspiration. I am praying for her recovery and for God to give her more strength to face her trials.    

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Oooops!...I (Almost) Fell

Last Monday night while I was ranting about how in the world did Nancy Binay made it to the top 5 of our future senators I slipped. I went to my parent's rooftop to get something and on my way down I slipped three flight of stairs. I would have fallen all the way down if not for my guardian angel, my mom. She saw me falling and instinctively she block my fall. I don't know how she did it but she did. On the bad side, as she block my fall I bumped my head and the left side of my body at the concrete wall beside the stair. I blocked out for a few seconds. A moment later I noticed that my family was helping me get off the stairs. They keep asking questions but all I was able to say is the my head aches a lot. They let me rest until the pain subsides. Well, it did not go away entirely. I thought that I had a concussion but I dismissed it immediately. It was only a headache...that lingers until the next morning. I missed work because of that. But looking at the bright side, it could have been worse if not for my hero. I love my mom so much! My guardian angel.      

Election 2013: I Voted

Monday, May 13, 2013

I voted! I practiced my right and share my part for the betterment of my country. I am glad that the queue in my voting precint is organize unlike the other precints. Me and my husband arrived at 7am on the school provided for the voters on our local barangay and at past 9am we're already done. I arrived prepared since I already memorize my senatoriables and local candidates that I will give my vote to. I am now at home watching the news and updates for the ongoing election. I pray that this day will be as peaceful as it can be. And I am hoping that every Filipino voted wisely.

Kettle Korn: Poppin' Fun All The Time!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

My own movie would be an action-packed musical love story where I, a fair and beautiful damsel in distress, is rescued by my tall, dark, and handsome prince charming in his fast and furious jetski. The plot goes like this: I am a college cheerleader that is both insanely popular and smart. I receive my fair share of suitors but there is one very persistent admirer. He is the quarterback of the university's football team and the son of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the country. He is extremely handsome and girls would die for him to cast them a second glance, but unfortunately for them, all of his attention is directed at me. This does not mean that his affection is wanted, however. I've shot down each and every one of his attempts and finally, he's had enough of my rejections. But unlike a normal person, he didn't quit trying to pursue me. He decided to have me kidnapped and held me in one of his father's islands. When I thought all hope is lost, my prince charming comes along. He saw me get kidnapped and, being one of my secret admirers, rushed to my aid. He rides a jetski on the angry waves of the ocean while trading bullets with my suitor's goons. Even though the numbers are against him, he manages to prevail and reaches the island. He hears my pleas for help  and fights through more of the goons until he reaches the room where I am held. There, he and my suitor battle head to head. The fight may have been hard but he heroically wins. When he finally frees me from my chains, I recognize him as the team captain of our school's basketball team. I recognize him because ever since freshman year, he was the only guy who caught my eye. Then we rode off into the sunset. 
Too sappy? Then enjoy this thrilling movie with your special someone and your chosen flavor of the perfect movie compliment, Kettle Korn. With its unique and exciting flavors, it makes poppin' fun all the time!

Why God Invented Mothers (A Repost)

This is very inspiring...For us mothers.

Why God Invented Mothers 

Last week, my mother died.
Looking at her lifeless body in her simple white coffin, and remembering her permanent impact in my life, I realized that mothers are God’s greatest inventions.
Why did God invent mothers?
Because there are a few things that only mothers can do…
I needed someone crazy enough to carry me in her womb for 9 months, crazy enough to go through the pain of childbirth, crazy enough to feed me, bath me, burp me, and look after me 24/7, crazy enough to teach me to how to walk, how to talk, how to play, how to pray, how to learn, how to share, how to serve, and how to say “Thank You” and “I’m Sorry” and “I love you”
Why did God invent mothers?
Because when my fingers were smaller, I needed someone with bigger fingers to button my shirt, to cut my fingernails, and to tie my shoelaces.  And when my wisdom was smaller, I needed someone with bigger wisdom to teach me what was right and wrong, and someone to forgive me when I did the wrong.
Why did God invent mothers?
Because when I failed in an exam or when a teacher laughed at me or when a playmate rejected me and I felt like my whole world was collapsing, I needed a mother who would tell me, “Just wait. Everything will be alright…” I needed a mother to hold my hand when I was afraid, hold my hand when I was sick, to hold my hand when I fell down, and hold my hand when I felt sad. 
Why did God invent mothers?
Because when I was 13, I needed a mother who would listen with rapt attention to the mumblings and ramblings of a 13 year old boy giving his first talk; I needed a mother who went to every talk I gave, who recorded my every word in her gigantic old tape recorder, and who heard my talks over and over again in her bedroom—to tell me that in her heart, I will always be the greatest preacher in the universe; I needed a mother who would believe in me so that it would be easier for me to believe that God believed in me.
I needed a mother who would read every word I wrote—in every magazine and in every book I published.  I needed a mother who, even if she never used the internet or email in her life, would still read my blog by asking her daughters to print my online essays for her—to tell me that I never stop writing God’s message to this world.
Why did God invent mothers?
Because when I was 14, I needed a mother who didn’t freak out when I told her that I wanted to live in a dangerous slum area to bring Jesus in the poorest of the poor; All she said was, “If that’s what God wants you to do, then do it; I will pray for your protection.”  Like any mother, she wanted me to be safe, but she believed that there’s nothing safer than being in the will of God;
When I was 14, I needed a mother crazy enough to allow me to travel by myself to the farthest islands of the Philippines to preach the Gospel; I needed a mother who trusted me but who trusted God more than me to take care of me. 
When I was 16, I needed a mother crazy enough to send me off to pilgrimage to Israel and 20 cities in Europe for 41 days all by myself—because I needed a mother who would love me and launch me, love me and let go of me…
Why did God invent mothers?
Because when I started preaching about financial literacy and how to become truly rich, and some people were criticizing me for becoming worldly, I needed my mother who knew my heart more than anyone else and told me, “I’m happy that God is opening a new ministry for you.”
Why did God invent mothers?
Because I needed a mother who prayed for me every single moment of her life. I needed a mother who showed me God’s face by simply showing her face to me.
But I realized I didn’t need just any mother.
I needed my mother.
I needed Pilar.
To make me who I am today.
Dearest friend, God gave you your mother.  With all her weaknesses, she is still one of God’s most precious gifts to you.
       Love herwhile you can.

May your dreams come true,

The Heat Is (Still) On

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This is today's temperature. But it actually feels hotter. I feel dehydrated. I'm in a room with three functioning air conditioning units that doesn't ease the heat a bit. That is why my boss place another four industrial stand fans in every corner of the office to help. Somehow it does the trick. But not enough for us to wear our coats. With this heat I don't even want to move but my work is piling and my phone calls keep coming. I want to go home already. Take a shower and sleep afterwards. I never like the rain but I am missing it somehow. I love summer. The swimming part specially. But with this heat, the sun shining at its brightest, I fear for my skin. (Sigh). Nothing else to do but suffer. I'll just drink more cold water and keep my cool.

Being Funny: Level - 9gag

Saturday, May 04, 2013

I read something on twitter last night, and then I showed it to my daughter. It gives us an idea of a reply via a movie reference. Then Leslie suggested we do something about my reply...9gag style. Here is my first attempt on being funny on 9gag. 

Who Let The Dog Out

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Well, the question is: Who will let the dog out? I would if I could.

It's like this, we have a dog at the office. As in! A light brown, 2-month old, cute as hell Chow Chow. My boss brought Blue (that's the dog's name) a week ago. Now the dog roams around the office pissing and taking a poop wherever it feels like it. On the first week, everybody was so fond of Blue. Some say that he is a stress reliever. People are taking time out from their work just to have some play time with Blue. Of course, they do this when my boss left the office already. But now, everybody's complaining. The whole office smells of dog. There are piss marks on the carpet. Two secretaries are taking turns cleaning Blue's you-know-what. Eeewwww!

I am not a dog hater. Actually, I love dogs. My family always have a pet dog up until the grandchildren were born. We stop having dogs to prevent asthma which is a common disease of the family. But, nevertheless, I love dogs. I like Blue actually. He is cute and very active. But I don't like my boss for bringing Blue. His move was very unprofessional. His intention was very unclear. And taking care of a dog was not on our duties and responsibilities. I don't know how long he plan the dog to stay but I am not liking it very much. It's not healthy for us. 

Oh, by the way, here's Blue. He's camera shy.

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Never forget to be grateful for everything given to you. Be reminded and always be thankful. Here goes....

  1. Leslie's enrollment finally done. I am so proud of my daughter doing this on her own. She is now an official 'Iskolar ng Bayan'.
  2. Weekend 'me-time'. I had a (sappy, romantic) movie marathon, read books and ate to my heart's (and stomach's) delight.
  3. Thanks to Ms. Jelyn for the free PBA tickets.
  4. Me and my friends' twice a week practice run....
  5. ....and Zumba. 
  6. Thanks to Ms. Maricel for assisting me in changing the size of my finisher shirt from our previous OFW run. I can now wear it. (Just to clarify I exchange it from large to small!) 
  7. My recent and future fun runs.
  8. Today is a holiday, another time off from work.
  9. Pizza, Puto, Pancit...etc. Free food everywhere from gracious people at the office. Not helping with the diet, of course.
  10. My shopping-bonding with Leslie. New clothes for her upcoming college class. Thanks to her father for providing the cash.  

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